Compare and contrast Plato’s and Machiavelli’s account of virtue. What are the virtues that each identifies as valuable for political life? How do these virtues contribute to the health of the state? In what ways do their accounts of virtue depart from one another, and what do they tell us about how each of them approaches political life? Your answer should be an essay of 4-5 pages/1250-1500 words (typed, double-spaced, 12-pt Times Roman or equivalent font, with proper margins) – please include a word count on your front page. It should conform to the guidelines for scholarly reporting in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Your answers should be based entirely on the assigned ( TEXT) *pdf will be provided* can only cite text or else it will plaigiarized (no spark notes) Use parenthetical citations, giving the author’s name and page or line number. Include complete reference in the bibliography. The prince machiavelli https://monoskop.org/images/1/14/Machiavelli_Niccolo_The_Prince_1985.pdf contents 20-35 information on account of virtue Plato Republic BOOK III & IV https://books.google.ca/books?id=1H7gvzj5_CEC&pg=PA60&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false ( will provide more info on book as i have the hardcopy) A good political theory essay includes: a clear thesis statement; an introduction, body, and conclusion; a clearly structured, logically developed general argument; and appropriate textual evidence supporting your arguments.